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N2025 Open Call 2019

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After the successful first edition of the project competition N2025 OPEN CALL 2018, in 2019 the European Capital of Culture 2025 Bid Office of the City of Nürnberg launched another call for participation. Interested parties submitted social, artistic or ecological projects for the application phase on the online platform www.opencall.n2025.de. After a selection round, ten winning projects could look forward to support of up to 5,000 euros.

With the Open Call, the European Capital of Culture 2025 Bid Office of the City of Nürnberg pursues a highly participatory approach that consistently focuses on transparency and co-creation.

In the second edition, the winning projects were determined in two ways. On the online platform www.opencall.n2025.de, citizens could vote for their favourites. The seven ideas with the most online votes received financial support of up to 5,000 euros. Three other winning projects were selected by a jury.

Submitted projects dealt with the three themes of the Capital of Culture bid:

  1. embracing humanity

  2. exploring reality

  3. evolving community

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The jury

The jury that selected the three projects consisted of Maren Zimmermann, dramaturge and author from Nürnberg, Thomas Kraft, salesperson at Straßenkreuzer e.V., Angela von Randow, core team member of the local initiative NUE2025, Gülay Incesu-Asar, head of the Office of the Integration Council of the City of Nürnberg, and Silke Schaller, member of the N2025 team of volunteers.


The submission phase began on 1 February and ended on 31 March 2019. After a week that was planned for the Bid Office to review the recently submitted projects, the voting phase began. It started on 9 April and ended on 5 May 2019. The winning projects were announced by 27 May.

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